May 28, 2019 Subject:
Epub not corrupted
To add to the comments in the previous review: A significant number of epubs on-line are automatically generated by software tools. While these tools, are efficient in many ways, they are not typically sophisticated enough to determine from the digital copy of a book what is a header and footer, and sometimes cannot identify chapter heads, captions, or titles. The initial publishing is designed to get the digital text and images on line quickly. As time permits (or as users volunteer), someone will go through the epub files and correct the errors, removing stray text and cleaning up errors caused when text in the original document may not be correctly scanned.
This can be because of damage to the page, paper that has aged and reduces the contrast between text and background, or more rarely, when the type font is unusual or rare, and the scanning software may not be able to interpret all of the characters.
The previous reviewer is correct that Paul Bransom's beautiful illustrations need to be displayed so that the reader can appreciate how they add to the text. They look great on the Archive.org display reader, but I will take a look to see if this is different in the epub version. (I am not a member of the IA staff but someone who greatly appreciates the hard work and dedication of the team -- and who spends far too much time rambling through the virtual stacks of books!). All books deserve the best display possible, but sometimes getting the book (or magazine, or pamphlet, or typewritten dissertation, etc.) scanned is a first priority.
The Wind in the Willows, by British writer Kenneth Grahame, is well-served by Branson's illustrations. The book began as bed-time stories for Grahame's son, and has been consistently in print since its first publication in 1908.
March 29, 2015 Subject:
As with so many books I now find both the EPUB (iBooks) and Kindle formats are corrupted with displaced headers appearing in the middle of a page, single odd letters, numerals, or symbols randomly appearing in text, and illustrations in the wrong position. My only option is to download the HUGE PDF file if I want to see the book in all its glory with the lovely illustrations that are just as much a part of this story as the text.